Try to ignore the gentle prod with a nose under the table (Picture: Getty)One in five dog owners admitted that they believe giving their dog extra treats from their own plate shows them that they love them and that they are one of the family, with chicken (77%), beef (68%), sausages (67%), ham (63%) and vegetables (57%) listed as the most commonly fed foods.
Sadly, George was diagnosed with kidney failure last year and he had to be put down.
Caitlin said: ‘I slept on the sofa the night before we had George put to sleep to keep him company and Harry was pacing around the room crying, and wouldn’t sleep all night as if he knew something was wrong.
‘We took Harry to the vets with us when George was put to sleep and stayed next to him the whole time. Harry grieved for a couple of weeks.
‘His tail was down and he wouldn’t socialise or eat any treats.’
A year on, Harry would often sleep next to George’s sofa bed but never in it, showing how he still misses his friend and longs for his return..
You should never physically punish your pet. It brings the animal pain and fear, and it gains you nothing. It’s a lose-lose situation. Please don’t do it.
Caitlin added: ‘Almost a year on and he clearly still misses George!
I’m full on crying rn…he always let george sleep there and he died almost a year ago and he still lies there🥺 pic.twitter.com/NvV1PaDFfn— caitlin 🦋 (@caitlinwynne2)
‘He sleeps on floor to the side of the bed now quite often but I didn’t realise why until I was looking through photos of them both from a year ago and saw the photo I tweeted which made me realise.’She posted the picture on Twitter, showing George and Harry sleeping next to each other along with a picture of Harry sleeping alone next to the cushion, caption: “I’m full on crying rn…he always let George sleep there and he died almost a year ago and he still lies there.’
The post has since gained over 59K likes and 7K shares and hundreds of comments on the picture.
One wrote: ‘Sorry girl. That’s got to be heartbreaking.’
Another added: ‘Awwww this is so sad , dogs definitely have emotions, hope your cute doggy is ok.’
One said: ‘Omg my heart actually hurts. Look at this poor baby.’